Based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd, Atlantic's world premiere musical comes from the creative team that brought you "Sweat," "Spring Awakening," "Working," and "Fun Home." More…
South Carolina, 1964. Lily Owens, a restless white teenager, struggles with her merciless father and the haunting memory of her mother’s death. When Rosaleen, her black caregiver, is beaten and jailed for asserting her right to vote, Lily’s rebellious spirit is ignited. She and Rosaleen escape on an adventure where they are taken in by a trio of black beekeeping sisters. While Lily tries to unlock the secrets of her past, she and Rosaleen find solace in the mesmerizing world of bees and spirituality in this extraordinary tale of awakening, fellowship, and healing.
See it if like very loud, vibrant singing throughtout a play, whether it is warranted or not and if you like LaChanze. There is some lovely acting.
Don't see it if you want to see the story in the beloved book. This is very different. It still offers some touching moments, but there is a lot that is di
See it if You want to see major artists doing their work in an intimate setting. I'm sure there are hopes and dreams that this will make it to B'way.
Don't see it if Your idea of a musical entails lots of sequins and jazz-hand dancing.
See it if you can enjoy a mostly sad musical with uncomfortable themes still relevant to our times. And a marvelous cast working beautifully together
Don't see it if You can't handle difficult themes that were a sad part of the south in the 60s and still exist today.
See it if You like to see what happens with a book that goes to film and then theater You like musicals with strong black voices
Don't see it if You want the play to follow the book You don’t like the ”musicalization” of dramas with a loud onstage orchestra
See it if you enjoy uplifting music and story line, great performances from a strong cast, enjoy nostalgic and period music, and a feel good evening.
Don't see it if you are looking for innovating staging or technology, want a complex story.
See it if A powerful emotional transfer of the book to the stage. Uniformly strong cast. Intimate, engaging, creatively staged. Likely to have legs
Don't see it if You are tired of exploring the Civil Rights era. You prefer grand elaborate staging.
See it if You want to see a show that is Broadway bound in an intimate theater space. POWERFUL voices deliver moving songs and theater.
Don't see it if If you're looking for a conventional feel-good musical.
See it if You welcome a tale of wrongs aimed at Blacks and White domestic abuse in the Southern Civil Rights Act era, with a bunch of well-sung songs.
Don't see it if You don’t want a relatively slow-moving story with some of the songs seeming to come out of nowhere and not really moving the story along.
See it if You want to catch this amazing, multi-talented cast and enjoy American musical theater at its best before it hits broadway.
Don't see it if You do not like to be dazzled by talent. You do not like pieces dealing with the civil rights era and the American South.
See it if Smart and entertaining story set in a dark period of our race relations history. Music and singing and acting were stunning.
Don't see it if If you don’t want to think and learn and be moved - otherwise this is an intelligent and resonant homerun!
See it if You love Duncan Sheik and Lynn Nottage's work. The music and singing here are beautiful, and LN's book gives life to these amazing women.
Don't see it if You don't like incredible ambitious empowered women of color risking all and sacrificing to support the story of a needy white person.
See it if you like new musicals. I was surprised how moving it was. As intended, it helped me identify with the anger felt by oppressed people.
Don't see it if you expect your musicals to be all honey sweet.
See it if You small, intimate, character-driven stories with top-notch vocals. Especially if you like shows about the black experience.
Don't see it if You prefer big, flashy musicals witch catchy songs that will have you tapping you toes and be stuck in your head days after.
See it if More terrific songs than in any other musical I've seen in the past 2 years (well, next to My Fair Lady). Some of the best voices around.
Don't see it if The source material isn't strong, and the story's climax isn't all that convincing.
See it if one of the best scores I've ever heard.i was moved by the story and the performances.could be the next band's visit which saw here too
Don't see it if You don't like Duncan Sheik's music .if big production values are important to you
See it if You love to be moved by theater. The content of the book together with the intelligent music and lyrics, create an experience that is moving
Don't see it if If you want camp and over the top performances - this is a subtle beautiful show. The cast is incredible - including young stars who amaze